IDEX Mechanical Engineering Manager (Rochester, NY) in Rochester, New York


55 Science Parkway

Rochester, New York, 14620

United States

Business Unit: Melles Griot (Rochester)

Title: Mechanical Engineering Manager (Rochester, NY)

Function: Engineering



Mechanical Engineering Manager


Rochester, NY


Director of Engineering


This position requires lawful access to ITAR/EAR controlled information.

All employees to be considered for this role will need to meet full United

States residency standards (all candidates must maintain current

citizenship/permanent residency status to work for IDEX Health &

Science in the US). Additionally, per the CVI Melles Griot Export Controls

Policy and Procedure, the employee must be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S.

Permanent Resident.


Join us and help us bring manufacturing of next-generation healthcare laser

products to Rochester, NY. As part of our Advanced Manufacturing

Engineering (AME) team at Melles Griot, you will move technology from our

development center in California to our high-quality, cost-effective

manufacturing factory in Rochester, NY. In this high-profile role, you will

develop your manufacturing and leadership skills as you assist engineers in

learning, documenting, and teaching our laser manufacturing processes. Your

technical and creative skills will be stretched as you continually strive

to develop better procedures and obtain better results. Some travel to

California will be required.


Based in Rochester, NY IDEX Health & Science’s line of products is

comprised of a Light Sources Group and an Optical Systems Group. The Light

Sources Group manufactures a variety of visible, low to moderate power

lasers and laser-based systems uniquely designed for consistent

performance. The Light Sources Group offers three basic types of lasers:

gas (helium-neon and ion lasers), diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers,

and semiconductor diode laser assemblies. The Optical Systems Group

provides the design, prototype and low to mid volume manufacturing of

custom lens assemblies and optical systems. The Optical Systems Group also

specializes in the design of reliable shutter mechanisms and assemblies.


IDEX Corporation is a leading manufacturer of diversified products in

industries ranging from health, science, safety, fire, and fluidics.

Operating in 24 countries, IDEX is an innovative and rapidly growing

company, focused on delivering excellence through diverse, winning teams.

With a strong reputation for providing career growth opportunities, IDEX is

a lean, non-bureaucratic and high performing environment. We’re a global

provider of applied solutions serving a variety of markets. These include

life science and medical technologies, process industry and infrastructure

related applications, industrial/municipal fire, and rescue - to name just

a few.


This position manages, guides, audits and coordinates the work of

Mechanical Engineering team and support staff placing particular emphasis

on developing new engineering solutions and products consistent with the

appropriate timelines and budgets. This position is responsible for

overseeing the development of system architectures, participating and

leading the design, tolerancing, and build of optics-based instruments and

assemblies. This position is required to support OEM business and the

product development goals of the company and to support ongoing production.

Other functions may be assigned, and management retains the discretion to

add or change duties.


  • Capability to generate accurate personnel, materials, schedule andbudgets requirements in support of complex engineering proposals, andmeet those estimates

  • Aptitude to interface with customers to determine their needs, topresent options and results in a manner consistent with a good businesssense

  • Ability to understand optical design requirements and translate theminto corresponding mechanical designs

  • Assist the Test and Assembly Department personnel, as needed, toproduce optical systems

  • Complies with health and safety policies and procedures

  • Direction and coordination of all Optical Engineering activities andpersonnel

  • Expert knowledge of 3D modeling using CAD software (SolidWorks highlypreferred)

  • In-depth understanding of mechanical and optomechanical principles andpractices

  • Interface with optomechanical and CAD designers to define tooling andoptical mounting, based on predicted worst-case optical tolerances

  • Manages and consistently implements the Peer Design Review Process toimprove the appropriateness, cost-effectiveness, and accuracy of alldepartmental design activities

  • Participates in proposal development, NRE estimates and technicalstatements of work

  • Provide detailed design and test requirements documentation forprocurement and fabrication of optical and mechanical components.Deliver accurate test requirements and support design/ verification oftest fixtures

  • Responsible for career pathing and development of Optical EngineeringTeam

  • Supports company values including ethical conduct and high integrity inall actions

  • Work with Optical and Test engineers to generate top-down architecturedesign, conduct in-depth analytical trade studies of possible technicalapproaches, topologies, tools, and architectures. Develop designs forcomponents, systems, and products utilizing product specifications as astarting point; perform functional and physical verification of thedesign

  • Working knowledge of GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing),per ANSI standard


  • Aptitude to work with assembly and test technicians to develop anddebug test procedures

  • Capability to write technical reports in concise and accurate English

  • Demonstrates strong ability to communicate effectively with otherdepartments, vendors, customers, and employees

  • Established high-level leadership and motivation skills

  • Exhibits strong ability to communicate effectively with otherdepartments, vendors, customers, and employees

  • Has the ability to manage workloads and meet schedule requirements aspriorities change

  • Proficiency in writing technical reports in concise and accurateEnglish

  • Proven high-level leadership and motivation skills

  • Working knowledge of FEA analysis CAD tools (COSMOS, ANSYS) is anadvantage


*The equipment described here must be used by an employee tosuccessfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities toperform the essential functions*

  • Computer and various software programs

  • Office machines (phone, fax, copier, calculator, telephone)

  • Other machines, equipment, and tools, as required, to complete dutiesand responsibilities listed above.

  • Inspection and test equipment

  • Personal protective equipment, as required

  • Clean room attire, as required



  • Eight years related experience providing technical direction to staffand their direct reports; or equivalent combination

  • Fifth-year college or university program certificate; B.S. inMechanical Engineering

  • Must be adept at collaborating with all functional groups within theorganization building and maintaining these relationships

  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made toenable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to performeach primary duty satisfactorily


  • Ability to conceptualize

  • Able to direct and motivate personnel to meet business objectives

  • Accomplished in working highly effectively in a team environment

  • Capability to work in a team environment

  • Demonstrate good leadership skills

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

  • Familiarity with general provisions of ISO 9000

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Innovative “out of the box” thinker that gets things done

  • Knowledge of scientific, optical, electrical, chemical and mechanicalterminology

  • Occasional business travel

  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows-based software, AutoCAD, andStatistical applications

  • Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to focus efforts, overcomeobstacles and complete key objectives

  • Talented in managing multiple priorities at one time


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical

journals; Capacity to respond to common inquiries or complaints from

customer’s regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

Aptitude to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to

prescribed style and format, as well as the sheer skill to effectively

present information.


Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents,

logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations; Capability to apply

mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution,

determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance,

correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid

conclusions; Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical

instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract

and concrete variables.


If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable

accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please let

us know. Likewise, if you are limited in the ability to access or use this

online application process and need an alternative method for applying, we

will determine an alternate way for you to apply. Please contact our Talent

Acquisition Team at .

Melles Griot, a Unit of IDEX Corporation, is an Equal OpportunityEmployer committed to workforce diversity

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

REQ ID: 1557